The phenomenal growth in the numbers of old people around the world is a demographic revolution. This goes hand in hand with a great decline, particularly in Britain and the West, in the numbers of people attending church. As churches eager seek to evangelise the younger generations, how does this impact on their attitude to older people?The book seeks to explore the relationships between older people and the church, sociologically and theologically. How will the church view older people in the 21st century? Will churches collude in the ageist attitudes of so many, or seek to attract - and nurture - older members?
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About the Author
Canon Ian Knox was a lawyer before becoming a full-time evangelist. He is a founder member of the Anglican College of Evangelists and is the author of five books to date.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 : An Overview Chapter 2 : Who is an 'Older Person'?
Chapter 3 : Ageism Chapter 4 : What is 'Church'?
Chapter 5 : The Changing Church Chapter 6 : What does the church say?
Chapter 7 : Older People - and God Chapter 8 : What older people think of the Church Chapter 9 : What can older people do for the Church?
Chapter 10 : The Caring Church Chapter 11: By Way of Conclusion
Appendices Appendix 1 : Questionnaires Appendix 2 : Questionnaire for Theological Colleges Appendix 3 : Questionnaire for Retirement Homes Appendix 4 : Assistance received.